At least Charlie Pulsipher does. And I'm always pleased to oblige.
I'm very excited about today's giveaway. Rosanne Parry is in my critique group and she is awesome. I have a signed copy of her debut novel, Heart of a Shepherd, to give to one lucky commenter.
Here's what Kirkus had to say about Heart of a Shepherd:
Sixth-grader Ignatius—he goes by “Brother”—faces a hard year as his father is deployed to Iraq, and he, the youngest of five boys, is left with his aging grandparents to manage the family ranch in Oregon. The episodic presentation, with each chapter a vignette from one of the months his father is gone, effectively portrays the seasonal changes of farm life. The spare, evocative language of his first-person narration immediately captures readers’ interest and never falters in describing a year in the life of this eminently likable boy trying hard to be the man of the house, facing up to one believable challenge after another. From raising orphaned lambs he names after hobbits to delivering a calf to rescuing a farmhand and the stock from a raging prairie fire, each event moves Brother toward a new sense of his own emotional strength. At once a gripping coming-of-age novel and a celebration of rural life, quiet heroism and the strength that comes from spirituality, this first novel is an unassuming, transcendent joy. (Fiction. 10 and up)All you have to do is be/become a follower and leave a comment. Now, back to the dance floor...